Author and homemaker Julie Edelman says some terrific companies and charities, give you a chance to make a difference with your gifts.
Online for 25-cents you can make a contribution.
Flintstones Vitamins has launched an initiative to get vitamin-A to 10-million kids worldwide.
Oh their web site you can donate vitamin-A to one child for a year.
The non-profit group Kiva will let you fund small loans all over the world.
You go online and your kids can determine where the money will be used in any of 67 countries.
Edelman says they've funded $365-million in loans worldwide.
PetSmart Charities is another option to involve the kids in your family.
The are highly-ranked for good use of their funds.
For $25 you can give veterinary services to an animal in a shelter for a year.
Macy's is also selling stuffed animals, with 100% of the proceeds goes to children's cancer treatment.
It's a great way to teach the whole family about the true meaning of the season, even if you don't have a whole lot of money.